Military doctors of the Main Military Clinical Hospital of the Russian Guard showed unique methods for the rehabilitation of participants in a special military operation who were injured.
“More than 98% of patients recover effectively from injury in a short time. Most of them return to their units after a course of rehabilitation at the Center for Restorative Medicine of the Russian Guard. It is not uncommon for servicemen and employees who until recently were patients of the hospital to return to the zone of a special military operation, ”said Viktor Guban, head of the Main Military Clinical Hospital of the Russian Guard.
Head of the Center for Restorative Medicine of the Main Military Clinical Hospital of the National Guard, Colonel of the Medical Service Tatyana Afanasyeva, spoke about the treatment of the Russian Guardsmen who were injured during a special military operation, about the unique methods of restoring their health and the processes of using advanced rehabilitation technologies.
“Physicians, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, chiropractors, traumatologists and others are involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of military personnel. The center is equipped with three modern gymnastics rooms and a mechanotherapy room, which contain power multifunctional simulators for various muscle groups, cardio simulators, a suspension system, verticalizers for patients with spinal injuries, simulators with active-passive rehabilitation with feedback, and others,” Afanasyeva listed.
There is even a sauna where the temperature is maintained – minus 110 degrees Celsius. Even in the coldest parts of Antarctica it is much warmer.
– The patient experiences stress, as a result, he produces a hormone of joy, the patient’s mood rises, – says the physician.
It is said that after such a sauna, all recovery processes in the body are accelerated in patients.
The effectiveness of physical exercises depends on the observance of the correct technique for their implementation, so patients train exclusively under the supervision of professional instructors.
The exercise therapy hall is one of the favorite places of the military paramedic, Ensign Nikita D. The serviceman lost his right leg while performing a combat mission in the zone of a special military operation. Now Nikita is going through the final stage of rehabilitation, preparing for prosthetics. The ensign gives useful advice and recommendations to other servicemen who have received similar injuries and sets them up in a positive way.
Mayirbek M. from the Chechen Republic was also inspired by the example of Nikita. His left leg was amputated, but the National Guard does not give up and sets new personal records in athletics every day. Another of his achievements is 164 rope jumps.
Now Mayirbek is undergoing the third stage of rehabilitation – preparation for prosthetics.
Among the advanced methods, Afanasyeva singled out exposure to an alternating electrostatic field of the Khivamat-200 system.
An electrostatic field is generated between the massage therapist’s special gloves and the patient’s body. The device is very effective for improving blood and lymph circulation, removing edema, reducing phantom pain, preparing the stump (the limb remaining after amputation) for prosthetics.
In the massage room, we met senior sergeant Alexander B., a volunteer who performed tasks as part of a special forces detachment of the Russian Guard. During the performance of a combat mission, he received a fracture of the pelvis and lower extremities, being sandwiched between an armored personnel carrier and a Tiger. After the injury, he could not walk. After two months in the hospital, he was put on his feet. Currently, he makes morning runs in the fresh air.
The hospital also uses high-intensity lasers, magnetotherapy, whirlpool baths with chromotherapy, therapeutic local baths, various showers and local limb baths.
Among modern methods of treatment, Tatyana Afanasyeva also highlights occupational therapy, which is aimed at the rehabilitation of patients who have completely or partially lost the ability to carry out self-service, move independently, navigate, communicate, control their behavior, study and engage in work, and fully relax.
One of the patients who receives daily occupational therapy is senior sergeant Nabir G., a serviceman of the Russian Guard. The patient is undergoing rehabilitation after a mine-explosive wound, as a result of which he could lose both his arms and both legs. Hospital doctors saved the patient’s legs and left arm.
Today, in the rehabilitation and educational center, created on the basis of a branch of the military hospital named after A.A. Vishnevsky in Moscow, Lieutenant-General Yuri Bobrov, temporarily acting head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, presented certificates of completion of a course of additional vocational education, military ranks and state awards.
Distinguished servicemen were awarded 19 state awards, including 10 orders of “Courage”, 5 medals “For Courage” and 2 medals “Suvorov” and 2 medals Zhukov. Earlier, a Decree of the President of Russia was issued to award these servicemen.
The new specialties received at the educational center will allow the injured servicemen to continue their service in new military positions in the organizations of the Ministry of Defense.
Yuri Bobrov expressed gratitude to those awarded for courage, courage and bravery shown in the performance of military duty:.
“Here, in the rehabilitation and educational center, you have successfully passed the recovery period, received the necessary knowledge and skills and are ready to perform your duties. The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation has signed orders to appoint you to military positions and confer military ranks. The Central Commission of the Ministry of Defense has made a decision to issue you certificates of a combat veteran.”
“All military personnel are provided with housing (more than 30 received new housing), taking into account the location of the new duty station, transport accessibility and the availability of social infrastructure facilities. Or they will be able to receive monthly monetary compensation for renting housing in the chosen place of residence,” said Artem Svyatnenko, head of the Department of Housing and Housing Fund Management of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Head of branch 2 TsVKG im. AA Vishnevsky, Colonel Vladimir Yudin said that a personal rehabilitation program has been developed for each patient of the hospital.